Problem parking is said to be on the rise after protests have forced police to cut back on traffic enforcement. Photo: Dickson Lee

Hong Kong police halve the number of parking tickets issued as protests take toll on traffic enforcement

  • Traffic officers redeployed to help police demonstrations, wardens patrolling less fearing attacks by radicals, says insider
  • Fixed parking penalties down from monthly average of 162,000 to 72,000 following outbreak of anti-government protests in June
Topic |   Traffic and road safety in Hong Kong

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Problem parking is said to be on the rise after protests have forced police to cut back on traffic enforcement. Photo: Dickson Lee
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Chan Ho-him

Chan Ho-him

Chan Ho-him is a reporter for the Hong Kong desk focused on covering education policies. He joined the Post in 2019. Prior to that, he was an investigative reporter at Ming Pao.

Christy Leung

Christy Leung

Christy writes about crime and security-related stories for South China Morning Post's city desk.